Tom was born the only child to Nick and Peggy Fidler, in Michigan, 1970. He and his parents moved to Alaska in the first year of his birth where he was raised and still resides. A child of divorce, his parents separated when he was 6 years old. They both remarried but were amicable in their divorce, remaining good friends until Thomas’s father’s deatham in 2007.
Thomas went to University of Alaska Anchorage where he obtained a degree in Fire Service Administration, before serving his community as a Volunteer Firefighter, EMT, and member on the Matsu Borough Local Emergency Planning Committee.
He worked in the Environmental Remediation field for several years before opening up his own Environmental Remediation Contractor Business in 1998. Thomas currently works in the IT field as an IT manager for a small medical facility in Anchorage Alaska
He had two children, twins, with his ex-wife in 2000, Cannon and Sierra Fidler, and enjoys 50-50 custody of his children. This is a custody arrangement that he had to fight for and if it had been left to the court would have left his children with a mere visitor every other weekend instead of the loving and involved father they now have.
TFRM began as nothing more than a Facebook page that was created for Thomas to express his feelings at the injustices he and his children experienced. Meeting and connecting online with other men and women the page quickly grew and Thomas used the platform to encourage and inspire others to get involved at a local level in their own communities and to educate the benefits of Family Law Reform. It continued to grow over the years with chapters and grass root groups starting in all 50 states and multiple countries. TFRM’s Facebook page is now the world’s largest most active forum on Fathers Rights and parental equality and is now an officially recognized organization educating and spreading awareness.
Dustin D. Long is the Regional Director for the East. He has been a volunteer with TFRM since 2014 and started as a Chapter Editor in North Carolina before taking the role as Chapter Lead. He is a stellar father of five boys. When he found himself with only four days a month he wanted to fight the discrimination he perceived in family court. This is when he found TFRM through posts about the fatherless day rally. It was at this point he organized North Carolina’s First annual Fatherless Day rally, and has continued to organize rallies in NC since.
Dustin has participated in legislative action resulting in the passing of SB 519 in North Carolina. Although the bill passed, it was a stripped down version and did not have much impact in the state. However, what it did do is open the door for plans for 2017, by planting seeds with the legislators, and networking among them to find legislators who will be champions of our cause.
Dustin has also participated in the TFRM suicide prevention training, and has been a champion for recruitment for TFRM. Legislative reform of the family court system is his first priority, outside of family and work. He will never stop fighting for change until he is sure that the children will not be saddled with the injustices that we are facing in that system.
David is a Certified Public Accountant, serving as the primary financial advisor to successful organizations and individuals providing auditing, accounting, tax, wealth management, mortgage, and financial information system consulting.
David is the Treasurer of the Board for TFRM organization. He oversees the Finance Department to include all fundraising activities. Additionally, David is the managing member of the wealth advisory affiliate Integrated Financial, LLC. holding Life/Health Insurance, General Securities, Investment Advisory, and Mortgage Brokerage licenses. He develops personal, custom plans for wealth creation, preservation, protection, and distribution. He crafts innovative solutions for client’s complex financial challenges and opportunities. He utilizes a full array of tools and technologies to objectively help clients prudently manage their assets, plan for their retirement, prepare to send their children to college, finance real estate, minimize taxes, plan their estates, and control financial risks.
For over two decades, David has has provided services to the health care, mortgage, financial services, construction, real estate, retail, wholesale/distribution, government contracting, lodging, restaurant, manufacturing, non-profit, common interest realty associations, and entertainment industries. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for a multi-state general contractor; where he was responsible for financial reporting, tax planning/compliance, internal audit, budgeting, financial information systems, investor, and lender relationships.
David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in 1988. He lives in Virginia Beach with his son and daughter where he is active in various civic and charitable organizations.
Travis is a psychologist in Queensland, Australia. Born in Canada, he completed an Honours BA in Music and French, but needed one credit over a summer to graduate. This was Psych100. He became fascinated by the field, and completed a Masters in the psychology of musical performance, studying jazz musicians. He completed his PhD in Psychology in 1998 in psychological assessment (Personal Projects Analysis, with Prof. Brian R. Little supervising). His PhD comprehensive paper on False Memory Syndrome is archived at the National Centre for Reason in Justice.
Dr. Gee then moved to Australia to teach and pursue research at several universities there, writing numerous scientific articles and developing statistical analyses for combining studies. While teaching he maintained part-time private practice counseling from 2002 onwards, the practice went full-time after finishing a contract teaching in the clinical stream at the University of Southern Queensland in 2011.
He has written reports for both men and women involved in both criminal and family law processes, as well as reviewing evidence in cases related to his PhD comprehensive topic, False Memory Syndrome. He has made major submissions to various governmental bodies in relation to family law, child support and parental alienation issues, as well as the American Psychiatric Association in their revision of the DSM-5 to support inclusion of PAS. Dr. Gee has had editorial, guest editor, and reviewer roles for various scholarly journals, including an invited book review for Cambridge University Press on a PAS-related volume. He has written book chapters as well as articles, and despite being out of academia, continues to work on publishing articles. His most recent one is in the Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy, where 2 more in a series are planned, to emphasize the need to consider traumatic brain injury before assuming ‘forgotten’ childhood trauma is to blame for various symptoms, and trawling for a history that may not exist.
His role as a psychologist has included numerous cases involving Child Safety matters, DV allegations, Hague Convention matters and managing difficult high-conflict separations. He has been associated with local men’s groups and TFRM for several years, out of professional and personal interest in matters surrounding denial of children’s rights to a loving, fit parent through systemic support of a disturbed parent, based on false stereotypes and family law professionals who fail to base analyses on a balanced view of the existing research.
Dr. Gee is father to 5 children, and enjoys playing guitar, bass and banjo and still hopes to learn mandolin and violin, and one day resume the saxophone. He has recently taken up golfing, and has along the way found it to be a useful tool for helping people with anger management issues.
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